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Jul 22, 2011 1:00am PDT
's charge with securing the pipelines, plus rebuilding after revolution. how tunisia is boosting its brand and looking to strengthen its business times. >>> promised reforms have done little to help with political uncertainty. thousands of protesters remain camped out. among those he has named to his cabinet is a new finance minister who's challenged with writing an economy in turmoil. his tenure begins as an important source of income where egypt suffers yet another setback. fred palette begin explains. >> reporter: it feeds gas to israel and jordan on july 12th, the fourth such attack this year. this vital lifeline for israel's energy security runs through peninsula buried under a sand berm. they have virtually no authority here. it's the bedouins who guide the pipeline. this man is paid 500 egyptian pounds or around $80 a month. a joke, he says. he claims he doesn't have enough men or guns to make a difference. >> translator: 500 pounds is nothing, he says. we try to guard the pipeline because it's in our area, but at night there is no protection at all. the pipeline stretches for miles
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
ago in tunisia. a special report on the countries that led the arab spring. >> it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 2:00 in the afternoon in cyprus, where a series of explosions have tore through a naval base, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens more. it happened at a munitions storage in the fishing village of zygi. it was felt as far as 3 miles away. >> nothing could have prepared local people for this. a hot summer morning was shattered when a munitions storage pact with gunpowder exploded. it ripped through the national guard naval base, killing those unlucky enough to be in its path. homes and cars nearby were seriously damaged. >> the sound -- it blew my socks off. windows, door frames. things left their shelves. a total mess inside. >> officials are speculating this was a tragic accident. the fire brigade has been called out to fight a wildfire. there were massive explosions from the naval base. the weapons cache had been confiscated over two years ago from this ship. the arms had left iran and were bound for stereo, but the cargo was intercepted by authorit
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm PDT
months since the uprising in tunisia brought down the government and sparked protests from throughout the arab world. many people are still trying to flee the redigion. many are fleeing to europe. >> in the darkness, the boat was hard to make out. there were 300 people on board. another boat, all heading for the italian border. this is an african exodus that has followed the air of spring. these boats? came in recent days are all from the libyan capital. for the 30-hour crossing, the migrants are packed in a tight. this drove the boat people to flee for europe. many said that they were escaping the conflict. >> why did you leave libya? >> no food. >> he cracked down. they are bombing everywhere. that's why i'm here. >> this man also hinted at being put on the boat by authorities. mrs. is a question of whether to adopt the would unleash a large wave of illegal immigration in europe. in the first few months after the haram spring began, most of the migrants came from tunisia. back in the early months of this year, there were 50,000 phoenicians. they were mainly an economic migrants. the
Jul 25, 2011 11:00pm EDT
the economic problems of egypt and tunisia. they are really incredibly complicated and raised serious issues about sustaining democratic transition. in the case of egypt, in both cases tourism is very important and tourism has gone way down. but what others may particularly in egypt is that a lot of the old kind of arab socialist statist tendencies are coming back, reasserting themselves and they want to stop the privatization of state companies. they are pressing for higher salaries. it is going to be harder to do business in that country. it is probably going to be a year before we even know if they have gone through the process of choosing a new parliament and the president. it will probably be at least until early next year before we even know who the president and what the relationship between the presidency and the parliament is going to be let alone with the economic policy is of the new egypt. but whoever is in power there going to be under a lot of pressure from labor unions that are demanding higher salaries. they have almost doubled the minimum salary in the country in the last mo
Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
here in maloot, just 40 miles from the border crossing in tunisia the rebels control. they also control almost all the mountain towns along the main highway supplying the gadhafi regime in tripoli. now the rebels are aiming for the town of garyan, less than 60 miles from the capital. the commander of the rebel forces who asked not to be identified because of fear of retribution against his family says the rebels can win, but need more help from nato. right now, as men try to salvage captured gadhafi army weapons because they don't have enough of their own and can't keep gadhafi's artillery and grand rockets from raining down under cover of night, 40 or 50 a night, this soldier told us. so many homes and random targets hit, that 2/3 of maloot citizens have fled to tunisia. the commander says there are now 2,000 to 3,000 trained fighters in the mountains, enough to take the fight to tripoli, but not enough to win the battle on their own. in the meantime, gadhafi's forces brought reporters to tripoli from garyan. where a demonstration of claimed support, even women training to defend the l
Jul 12, 2011 2:30pm PDT
. >> it has been six months now since the uprising in tunisia, bringing down the government, sparking protests throughout the arab world. as some conflicts continue to rage, many people are still trying to flee the region. thousands of north africans, one of the main exit routes, travel from libya to an island. gavin hewitt reports. >> the boat was hard to pick out in the darkness, but there were 300 people on board without any cover. then another boat -- all heading for an italian port. this is an african exodus following the current spring -- arab spring. these boats are all from the libyan capital, tripoli. for the 30-hour crossing, the migrants have been packed in tight. amongst them, very small children, a mark of the desperation that has driven these people to flee to europe. many of them said they were escaping the conflict. why did you leave libya? >> because of the fighting. >> [unintelligible] no food, no water. >> the crackdown. they are bombing everywhere. i lost some of my friends. >> this man also hinted at being put on the boat by libyan authorities. we heard it from others. whe
Jul 1, 2011 1:00am PDT
by relatives of those killed during the revolution back in january. egypt and tunisia will be in 401(k) in the coming months. -- in focus in the coming months. >> reporter: at the top of the imf, among many tasks for the chief is to keep an eye on the changing economic landscape in the middle east, particularly egypt and tunisia. the economies of the two north african countries have been struggling since their respective revolutions. earlier this year the imf issued growth projections for them, and they were sharply lower than previous estimates. egypt's growth rate is expected to fall to just 1% in 2011 from a robust 5.1% last year. tunisia's forecast to grow at just 1.3%. now tunisia hasn't requested financial aid from the imf swivel, but it has called on the wider international community for help to turn around its economy. the country's interim prime minister says tunisia needs about $25 billion over the next five years to get back up on its feet. just last month, egyptian authorities agreed in principle to a $3 billion loan from the imf. they've now decided against that, at least
Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
came from tunisia. there's is a different but equally difficult story. over 50,000 to museums arrived. they were many economic migrants. their numbers have unsettled governments but they began questioning the policy of boredom borders. these migrants have their hopes pinned on paris. we caught up with some of them in the french capital. all of them told me they wanted to return to tunisia. this man said, without papers it was impossible to find work. many had paid smugglers to come to europe but cannot find the money to leave. >> most of them want to return home. there is no hope here. the dream is not coming true. >> back on the boats, young men travel with help. >> we would like to wear. >> showing off hands eager for work. europe, with 24 million people at work, can be a hard place to invest your dreams. >> a major battle is looming over political freedom and hong kong. protesters are expected to join a pro-democracy rally on wednesday. it is a protest against the abolition of by-election. the issue began in january of last year when five members of the council collectively resigne
Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
ready to join the war. the training here in maloot, just 40 miles from the border crossing in tunisia the rebels control. they also control all the main towns along the main highway, now the rebels are aiming for the town of garyan. the commander of the rebel forces who asked not to be identified because of fear of retribution against his family. right now, gadhafi -- they can't keep gadhafi's arrest tilly from raining down in the dead of night. so many homes and random targets hit, that 2/3 of maloot citizens have fled to tunisia. there are now 2,000 to 3,000 rebel fighters, enough to take on tripoli, but not enough to win the battle on their own. in the meantime, gadhafi's forces brought reporters to tripoli. where a demonstration of claimed support, even women training to defend the libyan leader. while in maloot volunteers cook for the troops in town. and this man said his wife and children will remain in tunisia. with gadhafi alive, he said, would you bring your family home? most of the towns in these mountains were taken over by the rebels without much of a fight, but that won't
Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm PDT
or easy, the hole is deep like tom just said shine a light, let's get t forces out. look at tunisia today, those are rather moving photographs i thought on the front page of my newspaper today of lawyers in gowns in a court in tunis where the former dick stater has just been sentenced and fined. and you know this is good. what has happened in ton es -- tunisia. you had the return of the islamist leader, and he has been doing some bad things. you know, i hear that some of what has been coming out of the mosques in tunisia has not bee positive at all. but if i same time i lear from friends there that every day you have some new sifk group that arises and is you know carrying forward some a grenda. so i think these societies are bubbleing. they are bubbling in a messy way. we're going to have an election in tunisia in october, a presidential election in ypt soon after. and you know, like tom i think the trajectory is broadly, messly in the right direction in those two places. >> what struck me pick in up on roger's point in tunisia, i went to seehe muslim brotherhood in cairo, on this trip,
Jul 15, 2011 1:00pm PDT
the uprising in tunisia. it is young people on the front lines in egypt. slowly but surely, the young people in sudan are following suit and rising up against an oppressive government. it was a young girl who stood still when she was ordered to give up her seat to a white woman, violently taken from the bus, pushed into a police car, ridiculed on her way to the station, and shot inside a jail cell until she was bailed out hours later -- shut inside a jail cell until she was bailed out hours later. hers is a powerful story, along with that of a man who was racially profiled and accused of a crime he did not commit. i would like to invite ronald, who garner's several proclamations from various officials, and we would like to present them to ms. claudia -- to ms. claudette colvin. we want to thank him for his efforts in securing these proclamations. if ms. colvin would come up as well. >> it is an honor to be asked to make these presentations. the elected officials represented here are trailblazers themselves. many of them have been the first in their community to hold office. for example, ed l
Jul 31, 2011 1:00pm EDT
and, certainly, to other governments like the former dictator of tunisia who the wikileaks, this state department cable showed that he was operating a column tock rah si in tunisia, and he was chased out of office in the first arab spring revolution. um, the embarrassing information to many governments, but isn't this kind of information that informed americans ought to be entitled to know? and whether any disclosure actually caused harm has to be relevant to any prosecution. no harm ever subtle r resulted -- resulted from the publication of the pentagon papers. none. despite the government's property stations at the time -- protestations at the time that we'd be in serious national security difficulty if information came out, and the government has not yet identified any specific harm from the wikileaks disclosures. assange has, of course, been busy trying to fight extradition to sweden to face those sexual assault charges, and the wikileaks web site has for the last several months said that it's not open for new business, and it's getting an overhaul. .. >> it will screen the leaked
Jul 22, 2011 1:00pm EDT
and political delegations that have come from algeria, from tunisia, and from egypt. they include public talks by two female ministers. the only woman who is serving in the transitional parliament in tunisia, who happens to have been as $0 at the woodrow wilson center six years ago, writing a book. so this is an ongoing set of programs we have, and we're very happy, midway, to come here and talk to you about it. you're going to be hearing from two senior scholars at the center. david ottaway and margot badram. and i guess that we like to think a little bit that david ottaway produce a paper last year that we published entitled "egypt at the to the point." some feel that that helped start things rolling in the region. david is going to talk for about eight minutes, followed by margot for about eight minutes, then we're going to open it up to all of you. again, welcome, at a thank you for coming. david -- >> good afternoon. i am going to talk to you about what you might call the counter revolution under way in the arab world. and a look at the monarchies. there are eight monarchies in the arab w
Jul 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
tunisia where some of its members are subjected to routine harassment? among them let me single out in the immediate, two writers currently surfing writers. being on trial for politically motivated charges. to what minds are excluded for national productivity. whose hideous construction of security needs have been sacrificed? there is a sad way across the continent north to south east to west an echo that narrow rates that deer taxpayeriation -- deterioration and mugabe locked in an ultimate state burial even if the nation over which they preside over themselves are buried in the rubble of offensive power. well, familiar protests on behalf of our literary tribe, full of sound and fury and perhaps dignifying little. what would you think happened the moment when i uttered the names? there was an instant blackout. understand this, it's not nigeria. the levels of development are so wide apart i always find it a abuse of categorization to refer to both of developing or underdeveloped countries. blackouts i would later affirm have dubbed an experience of most of my audience. in the burde
Jul 3, 2011 9:30pm EDT
nor forward-leaning. just as the people of egypt, tunisia, libya, syria, and elsewhere see a chance for a better life of genuine freedom, the leaders of radical islam see a chance to rise political turmoil into power. the united states has a vital stake in the future of this region. we have been presented with a challenge as great as any we face in recent decades. and we must get it right. the question is -- are we up to the challenge? my answer is of course we are. if we're clear about our interests and guided by our principles, we can help steer events in the right direction. our nation has done this in the past. at the end of world war ii, in the last decade of the cold war, in the most recent war on terror and we can do it again. but president obama has failed to formulate and carry out an effective and coherent strategy in response to these events. he has been timid, slow, and too often without a clear understanding of our interests. our clear commitment to our principles and parts of the republican party now seem to be trying to outbid the democrats in appealing to isolationis
Jul 18, 2011 2:00pm PDT
on saturday in tunisia, involving high-ranking u.s. government officials and representatives of mommar gadhafi's internationally isolated regime. and we were finally able to confirm that this meeting, this secret meeting took place when we spoke with gadhafi's government spokesman just a few hours ago. take a listen to this exclusive video. >> is this the first step? >> this is the first step. we welcome any further steps and we are prepared to go back to libya and go forward. we don't want to be stuck in the past. we are people that want to go forward all the time. if i may, it's not the time now to name people, but, you know, it's a first step dialogue. >> but it was direct face to face in tunisia on saturday? >> yes. okay? >> thank you. state department officials have told us that officials were libyan ambassador to libya, recalled last december amid anger over the wikileaks reports coming out. the assistant secretary of state and a national security council official. state department officials saying that this was a three-hour meeting in the tunisia capital involving representatives from t
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
but this not egypt are -- or tunisia. there is demand for ordinary people to have a say and that is the challenge facing the established order. >> bangladesh and india are due to hold their first census. they will focus on a string of enclaves that belong to one country but lies inside of another. >> imagine a situation like this, you are living in a village but york village is not exactly excited your country but the neighboring country. tens of thousands of people on the border have been living in these enclaves cut off from their respective countries. there are about 100 indian enclaves and about 50 which belong to bangladesh situated inside of india. now, the two countries are talking about exchanging these printed the people who live there, they go through an enormous hardships. they have no access to health care and education. they would like to conduct a census and headcount to find out how many people are living in these enclaves. then the people will be given the option of where exactly they want to lift come in bangladesh or in india in the future. the're looking to restore longstanding
Jul 15, 2011 12:30am PDT
a watchful eye on the hill. unlike egypt and tunisia, they have taken sides with the regime. now, they have testimony of what that may -- what that means. this is a soldier from damascus. the deserted after being given an order he could not follow. >> he was given a gun and ammunition and told to shoot protestors in their leg. >> look it is rare demonstration in damascus. the bbc has been given this footage, which shows what happens to those who protest. we cannot verify this, but it appears raging floods the of those who want change. -- raging thugs beath those who want change. it is a battle that has shaken this region. this arab revolution will be a long, bloody struggle. quite the united nations general assembly has voted to allow newly independent south sudan as is one of the tiny third member. -- 193 member. developments in a satellite monitoring group has released images that say they are evidence of mass graves. the satellite sentinel project says evidence and i wish as -- eyewitness reports say that the greatest contain hundreds of bodies. this is a bbc news. still ahead, in the on
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
in tunisia. americans say they delivered a certain message that colonel gaddafi must step down. more details about the meeting. >> from the american side, the u.s. ambassador to libya until this crisis blew up in february, together with a senior state department official from the region -- they were the representatives of the united states. we do not know who was at the meeting from the libyan side. we do not know who called the meeting. we do have a rundown from state department officials in washington. they say a clear, firm, and unambiguous message was delivered to the libyans from the americans. that message, they say, was that the only way forward in libya, the only way out of the libyan situation, was for colonel gaddafi to step down. that is the message to the americans took. >> that is the washington side of things. do you have any implications of how libya is seeing this? >> the libyan government spokesperson has been talking quite warmly about the meeting, saying it was a positive first step on the road to repairing relations between the countries. the americans beg to differ. they
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
has taken place in other capitals from tunisia to egypt, syria, to bahrain. there, friday afternoon has become a day of protest against the government. in tripoli, this friday afternoon has become the day when people come out to show their support for gaddafi and his regime. a message is very clear for the outside world. despite the fact that rebels controlled part of this country, here come support for gaddafi remains strong. colonel gaddafi and his regime are going nowhere. hundreds of thousands of egyptians have demonstrated across the country to press for faster political reform. people were calling for change, freedom, and social justice. protesters demanded that those responsible for killing demonstrators during the popular uprising that toppled the former president. a group of british agencies have launched a joint fund-raising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected by the severe drought in the horn of africa. about 1300 people are trekking across somalia to a refugee camp in eastern canada. >> the aid workers here are pretty overstretched. this is a very overcro
Jul 4, 2011 11:00am PDT
region. kate on the right wearing a dress found in tunisia, morocco, and the western area part of north africa. a traditional dress from algeria, which is from an indigenous ethnic group in north africa that exists throughout the arab world and is a traditional form of a tire. [applause] -- form of attire. more of the moroccan style. a lot of it is the embroidery on the sides. thank you, lina. [applause] another example that is more towards moroccan dress attire. thank you. this is the algerian dress which is an indigenous dress for algeria. thank you. [applause] ♪ these three pieces are from the gulf region of the arab world, which is saudi arabia, yemen, and oman. kate is wearing a heavier velvet dress with embroidery on the top and kind of going down through the arms. sama this is more toward the saudi, yemen region of the gulf. susan is wearing a traditional yemeni dress from a mountain region. this is a traditional form of a tire -- attire. ♪ ♪ >> this is the last part of our show. this is the part of the show that features lebanon, jordan. she is wearing traditional garb fro
Jul 3, 2011 10:00am EDT
linked, do you think, to the global food crisis? >>now when you look at egypt and tunisia and some of the other countries; the first thing you see isdictators that overstayed their welcome because they've been there for decades, that's the first thing to say. but it's also true that high food prices this year for food importing countries like egypt, the largest single wheat importer in the world, egypt, was certainly part of the tinder which led to a lot of this unrest. and though egypt through its social policies kept some bread prices down,other pasta prices and wheat based products definitely saw rising prices, rising tension, rising social insecurity and social instability. this is a phenomenon that is going to roil the world unless we get ahead of it. and for those who believe that military approaches...whether in libya, or afghanistan, or iraq, or not so secret 'secret' war in yemen, somehow can solve this problem; they are making a serious mistake. all the war in the world is only going to exacerbate this hunger crisis. of course what we need is farmers that in a stable envi
Jul 10, 2011 7:00am PDT
the circumstances on the grand in tunisia, egypt, libya, saudi arabia, between american interests in those countries and our capacity to influence events there. some places are more stable, the regimes are more reformist, others are not. should we have a one size fits all foreign policy? take the case saudi arabia. will the administration to start clamoring for rejim change in riyadh, and would that encourage large-scale protests and instability within the kingdom, the price of oil would skyrocket. meanwhile, the saudi regime which has legitimacy, power and cash would likely endure, but likely would be enraged at washington. what exactly would a more consistent policy achieve? a humanitarian crisis that could be averted. in addition, the arab league, the united nations, and skee european allies all urged international action. few of these conditions apply in syria, where the regime is more firmly in control and more brutal. while i wish president obama would voice his preference that president al asaid should resign, it is worth noting that the same critics who want obama to save us, also criticize
Jul 22, 2011 12:00am PDT
tunisia, egypt, libya, dictators being toppled, uprisings driven by young people, better educated, restless, and demanding better from their leaders. what did you make of it from saudi arabia? >> well, it's very clear that the arab population is rising because they'd like to have a say in the running of their affairs, running of their government, and this is very legitimate. with the globalization of the world, the world is getting too small, and they see what's happening all over the world from the openness point of view, from democracy, freedom of speech, liberty, freedom of press, and they would like to have the same thing. i think what happened in egypt, tunisia, what's happening right now in yemen, what's happening in syria and libya are all indications of what the world needs, and i believe it's very important for the arab rulers in all the remaining countries, excludeing these four that have erupted already, to take lessons and begin putting some actions in motion like the king of monaco has done recently. where he's heading very much closer to being a constitutional monarc
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